IKEA Parody Product Manuals of Items That Don’t Work

ikea products that don't work

By now, most of the world has experienced IKEA. The amusement park of flat-packed furnishings from Sweden is prime material for parody and the latest, from visual artist Domenic Bahmann, is a series of hilarious manuals representing pieces that don’t work. Read more

Narrative Chairs by Kranen/Gille

Narrative chairs by kranen/gille

After their first presentation of “The Von Trapp Dining Room,” a series of products inspired by Tiroler volkskunstas (popular Austrian Art), Gallery Priveekollektie invited Dutch designers Kranen/Gille to make a series of chairs based on the “Forest” dining chair that was included in the project. Read more

It’s Beautiful. It’s Ceramic. And it’s a Lemon Juicer.

urchin lemon juicer

If you’re making drinks, guacamole, salad dressing, fresh fish or a number of other dishes, adding a bit of fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice can make all the difference. The Urchin lemon juicer will not only make that easier, but prettier. The sculptural kitchen tool adheres to “form follows function,” a design principle in which the form or expression of an object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose. Read more

Inlaid Cut Paper Botanicals by Kirk Fanelly

Cut paper botanicals by Kirk Fanelly
Artist Kirk Fanelly began creating Botanicals, a series of inlaid paper art, when he felt he needed a break from human subject matter and narration. We’re certainly glad he did so we can share with you his contemporary and colorful cut paper art of plants, trees and flowers. Read more

The Kenny Scharf Dior Pop-Up Store

kenny scharf dior pop-up store

There’s a new Pop-Up Dior store at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver’s Skybridge that was created in collaboration with American Artist Kenny Scharf to promote Dior’s Fall 2021 Men’s Collection. Read more

Dresses Made of Vintage Books and Comics Expose Stereotypes

Donna Rosenthal paper dresses

New York based artist Donna Rosenthal deconstructs old comic books, cookbooks, magazines, romance novels and more only to reconstruct them as dresses embellished with hand embroidery, lace and beading. By combining the content of the materials with pithy text on the bodices, she is making a statement, often humorous, about the effects of traditional and societal influences on the lives of women. Read more

Baroque Portraits + Candy Wrappers = The Product Project Placement

The product placement project

London-based artist and designer Toby Holmes of the UK’s Little Fish Design explores the connection between Art and Advertising by digitally melding classic painted portraits with candy wrappers and popular snack packaging in his Product Placement Project. Read more

Impressive Photographic Interpretations of Tamara de Lempicka Paintings.

Triumph of Form Photo Series

This series of photographs, Triumph of Form, by Russian creative duo Yakovlev and Aleeva were inspired by the Art Deco paintings of Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka. Read more